‘Actions Over Words’: How the World Reacted to Taliban’s New Government in Afghanistan
The government announced by the Taliban in Afghanistan is anything but inclusive and the Afghan people will not accept a governing structure that excludes women and minorities, the country’s envoy to the UN said on Wednesday, calling on the world organisation to reject the reinstatement of the Islamic Emirate. The Taliban had on Tuesday unveiled a hardline interim government led by Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, with key roles being shared by high-profile members of the insurgent group.
Assam: One Dead, 35-40 Feared Drowned After Two Boats Collide in Brahmaputra; Probe Ordered
Around 35-40 people are feared drowned after two boats, coming from different directions in Brahmaputra river, on Wednesday collided with each other near Nimati Ghat in Assam’s Jorhat district, according to NDRF Assistant Commandant 12 Battalion. At least 35 people have been rescued so far. One passenger died at Jorhat Medical College.
No Masks, Low Pfizer Efficacy: What’s Behind Israel’s Sudden Covid Surge Despite Mass Vaccinations
Israel, a world leader in coronavirus vaccinations, has been reporting a high daily infection rate since over three months as it scrambles to contain the spread of the new delta variant. Despite mass vaccinations, authorities are racing to give shots to children and are considering tighter travel restrictions at the country’s main airport.
IAF Gets an Airlift: Ageing Avros Aircraft to be Replaced by Swanky C-295s
The Cabinet Committee on Security Wednesday approved the procurement of 56 C-295 MW transport aircraft from M/s Airbus Defence and Space S.A., Spain giving a big boost to the Indian Air Force. The transport aircraft will gradually replace the ageing Avro fleet of the IAF. As per a statement from the Ministry of Defence, 16 aircraft will be delivered in flyaway condition from Spain within 48 months of signing the contract. The rest 40 will be manufactured in India by TATA Consortium over a period of ten years.
Shikhar Dhawan-Aesha Mukherji Divorce: Trouble in Paradise Began This Year in January-Report
India cricketer Shikhar Dhawan has been divorced by his wife Aesha Mukherji yesterday. The news broke after fans figured out that Aesha had written an Instagram post regarding her decision. Interestingly, Shikhar had kept mum on this issue and removed all the photos and videos of his ex-wife as soon as the news came to light. Both got married in 2012, however, Shikhar’s father was against it.
Akshay Kumar Attends Aanand L Rai’s Mother’s Funeral After His Mom Aruna Bhatia’s Demise
Bollywood star Akshay Kumar lost his mother Aruna Bhatia on Wednesday morning. Bhatia was admitted to Mumbai’s Hiranandani Hospital on Monday in a critical condition. The actor, who was shooting in the UK, had flown back to Mumbai after she was admitted to the ICU. After her death, Akshay had taken to Twitter to inform fans with a heartbreaking note. Later in the evening, the actor was spotted at filmmaker Aanand L Rai’s mother’s funeral.